Press December 11, 2023

Decorative Background Swoosh

News & Events for Kids and Families 

*To register for the programs below and more: or call 978-526-7711 

Early Childhood Partners CFCE’s presents Seaside Saturday! 

Saturday, December 16 at 10:00—11:00AM 

Please join us for a winter themed story time and craft! Designed for children ages 0-6 and their adult. Registration requested but not required at 

Graphic Novel Club 

Wednesday, January 17 at 4:00—4:45PM 

Do you love graphic novels? Want to read them with your friends? Do you like tasty snacks and fun activities? If you are in grades 4-7 and answered yes to any of these questions, join the library’s Graphic Novel Club today! We meet monthly from January to June. Our first book will be “Freestyle” by Gale Galligan. Pick up a copy today and read it for our first meeting on January 17th at 4 pm. Hope to see you there! 

News & Events for Teens and Young Adults

*To register for the programs below and more: or call 978-526-7711   

Forensic Science Roadshow with Paul Zambella 

Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30—7:00PM 

Venture into the world of CSI with this interactive program run by Paul Zambella, who spent 36 years with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory. 

Subjects include: 

Functions of a forensic scientist 
Gunshot residue                                                                                          
Footwear impressions                                                                                        
Crime light 

To add mystery to the program, there is audience participation in order to identify a “suspect.” 

Due to the nature of the subject matter, the program is recommended for people of high school age and older. 

News & Events for Adults

*To register for the programs below and more: or call 978-526-7711  

Made by Hand: Pom Pom Garlands 

Monday, December 18 at 3:00—4:00PM (Date Has Changed)

Join us in the Reference Room to create your own pom pom garlands for your festive decorations. No registration or experience needed. Come enjoy some tea and crafting with your community. 

Diversity Matters Book Group: “Another Country” 

Tuesday, December 19 at 5:30—6:30PM 

December and January’s Diversity Matters book group will be reading “Another Country” by James Baldwin. “Another Country” is split into three books. We will be reading book 1 in December and books 2 and 3 in January. 

Physical book copies available at the circulation desk and as an ebook and digital audiobook through the Libby app. You can use your library card to signup for Libby for free. For more information and to get connected to the group, send an email

*Cookbook Club: “My Vermont Table” 

Thursday, December 21 AT 5:30—6:15PM 

The Cookbook Club meets once a month to share recipes from a new cookbook off our library shelves. December’s pick is “My Vermont Table: Recipes for All (Six) Seasons” by Gesine Bullock-Prado.   

Register for any recipe from the cookbook. We will email you a recipe and/or put a cookbook on hold for you. Please register so we know how much cutlery to have on hand. Please see info below from the public health department. Email with any questions.  

How it works: 

  1. Register for a recipe below or call 978-526-7711. 
  2. Make enough to share (for about 10-20 people) and bring your own serving utensils. 
  3. Come to the library and be prepared to eat, share, chat, and connect over food. We’ll be talking about what you liked or didn’t like about the cookbook, how you picked your recipe, and if you modified it at all. 

Per the Public Health Department
This is a potluck event, the food is donated and shared, it does not come from a licensed kitchen. 

The library is not liable for allergies but all cooks are encouraged to bring an ingredient card with their food so we can be aware of allergens. 

Concert: Sean Fullerton Performs “Acoustic Memories” 

Wednesday, December 27 at 2:00—3:00PM 

The library is bringing musician Sean Fullerton to the Crowell Chapel for an afternoon concert. Escape the post-holiday doldrums and enjoy Sean playing blues, rock, folk and more. The Crowell Chapel is located at 4 Rosedale Ave in Manchester and parking is available on the street. 

Sean Fullerton is a Massachusetts based solo Acoustic/Electric musician, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer with 28 years of professional experience, specializing in Blues, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Folk, Irish, and instrumental Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar…covers and originals…using a variety of guitars, harmonicas, and effects.  

Registration for this event is encouraged but is not required. 

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Connect with the MBTS Public Library 
Phone: 978-526-7711 
Public Wifi: MBTSLibraryWifi / Password: library1887